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1,000 acres burned in Big Bend National Park wildland fire

Wildland fire burning near Panther Junction (Source: Big Bend National Park/Facebook) Wildland fire burning near Panther Junction (Source: Big Bend National Park/Facebook)
Wildland fire burning near Panther Junction (Source: Big Bend National Park/Facebook) Wildland fire burning near Panther Junction (Source: Big Bend National Park/Facebook)
Wildland fire burning near Panther Junction (Source: Big Bend National Park/Facebook) Wildland fire burning near Panther Junction (Source: Big Bend National Park/Facebook)
Wildland fire burning near Panther Junction (Source: Big Bend National Park/Facebook) Wildland fire burning near Panther Junction (Source: Big Bend National Park/Facebook)
TERLINGUA, TX (KWES) -

A wildland fire continues to burn at the Big Bend National Park.

The fire, which was sparked by a downed power line Monday afternoon, has moved east of Panther Junction.

Park officials say 1,000 acres have been burned due to the fire.

Big Bend National Park officials say the road from Panther Junction to Rio Grande Village has been reopened to non-emergency traffic.

Power has also been restored to Panther Junction but power has been cut to the Rio Grande Village as a precaution as the fire continues to move east, officials said.

Backcountry campsites in the eastern half of the park will not be available until more information is confirmed regarding the fire.

No injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened.

Even though cooler temperatures are in the forecast for Tuesday, a combination of high winds and low relative humidity will lead to an elevated fire danger in and around Big Bend National Park. 

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